D'Andre Swift

23-Year-Old Running BackRB
2022 Fantasy Outlook
The Lions' signing of Jamaal Williams last offseason created concerns new coach Dan Campbell would use a committee backfield rather than giving Swift a chance to win a lead role, and those concerns wound up being justified. The duo posted nearly identical numbers on the ground, and Swift only saw more than 14 carries in a game once, when he handled a whopping 33 totes against the Steelers in Week 10. The second-year back was still productive, however, thanks to steady usage as a receiver. Swift got at least five targets in nine consecutive games to begin the season and caught at least four passes in eight straight, eventually creeping over 1,000 scrimmage yards despite missing four games with a shoulder injury. Durability has been an issue for Swift for two straight seasons, so maybe a timeshare is the smart approach, and his efficiency numbers as a runner were nothing special in 2021. His 1.5 yards after contact per carry ranked 46th out of 50 running backs with triple-digit carries, although it should be noted Williams ranked dead last in that category. Detroit didn't make any big changes to its offense this winter and figures to struggle for wins again in 2022, so while Swift has far more upside, Williams likely will remain involved to some extent. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $8.54 million contract with the Lions in July of 2020.
Totals 43 yards
RBDetroit Lions
November 24, 2022
Swift rushed five times for 19 yards with a two-point conversion while catching four of eight targets for 24 yards during Thursday's 28-25 loss to the Bills.
ANALYSIS
Jamaal Williams continues to get the bulk of the rushing workload, but he also hasn't seen a target in the passing game since Week 8. Meanwhile, Swift has seen at least three targets in every game this year while logging a modest uptick in snaps (32 percent on Thursday) for the fourth consecutive contest. While fantasy managers would still like to see more after he opened the season seeing two-thirds of the offensive snaps, Swift is at least getting some goal-line carries -- including a potential touchdown that was called back Thursday -- and it is possible that Swift's snap share could continue to trend upward the further he distances himself from his shoulder and ankle injuries. His receiving chops could be highly utilized in Week 13 against a Jaguars defense that has been better against the run than the pass this year.
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How do D'Andre Swift's 2022 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
4.4%
 
Positive Run %
77.8%
 
% Yds After Contact
41.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.5
 
Rushing TD %
6.7%
 
Touches Per Game
9.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
31.9%
 
Air Yards Per Game
1.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.04
 
% Team Air Yards
0.3%
 
% Team Targets
8.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
57.1%
 
Drop Rate
5.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.3
 
% Targeted On Route
29.9%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.59
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
70.7
 
Cornerbacks
72.8
 
Safeties
86.8
 
Linebackers
65.1
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do D'Andre Swift's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 9"
 
Weight
211 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.48 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Bench Press
0 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
29.88 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
On the surface, Swift's production as a rookie last season was nothing special and paled in comparison to other members of his loaded draft class. He saw only 12 carries through the first four weeks, and just as it seemed as though he was ready to break through in the second half, a concussion cost him a few games and curtailed his momentum. Swift still flashed his upside with some big performances, including 149 scrimmage yards Week 10 against Washington. The 22-year-has good speed (4.48 40) and outstanding vision and agility, and he can do significant damage when he gets the ball in space. It's the changes around him in Detroit that create optimism he'll be able to take a big step forward in 2021, though. Matt Patricia and Darrell Bevell are gone, and new offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn and RBs coach/assistant head coach Duce Staley both have track records of putting their running backs in position to succeed. The departure of Kenny Golladay, and swapping out Matthew Stafford for Jared Goff, are also strong indicators that the running game will be the focus of the Lions' attack. Swift did pick up some competition for touches in Jamaal Williams, but both backs have similar skill sets, and creative use of the duo could create some confusion in defenses.
Georgia's recent track record of producing quality NFL runnings backs is outstanding, and Swift seems ready to be the next Bulldog to follow in the footsteps of Todd Gurley, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Despite his name, Swift's calling card is not elite speed, though he ran a 4.48 in the 40-yard dash at the combine. He mostly relies on a dynamic blend of vision, footwork and football IQ that makes it difficult for the initial defender to bring him down, or even the second or third would-be tackler. Swift seemingly understands how to get the most out of his blockers, and he adds good receiving skills. Like many rookie running backs, he needs to improve his pass protection, and a lack of pile-moving power could deny him short-yardage opportunities, but he nonetheless offers three-down potential long term. It's less clear that he'll actually have that opportunity this season, coming in as the 35th overall pick to a Detroit backfield that already has 2018 second-rounder Kerryon Johnson. The Lions even added another running back in the fifth round - 193-pound Jason Huntley - to compete with Ty Johnson and Bo Scarbrough at the bottom of their depth chart, and the team additionally saw fit to bring in Adrian Peterson just prior to Week 1. Swift looks like the closet thing the team has to a complete package in the backfield, but he'll likely be part of a two- or three-man committee at least to begin the season.
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Another low-usage game with a TD
RBDetroit Lions
November 20, 2022
Swift rushed five times for 20 yards and a touchdown while corralling all three of his targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 31-18 win over the Giants.
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Finds end zone against Bears
RBDetroit Lions
November 13, 2022
Swift carried the ball six times for six yards and a touchdown and caught one of three targets for six yards in Sunday's 31-30 win over the Bears.
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Cleared from injury report
RBDetroit Lions
November 11, 2022
Swift (ankle/shoulder) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Chicago, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Another limited practice
RBDetroit Lions
Ankle
November 10, 2022
Swift (ankle/shoulder) practiced on a limited basis Thursday.
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Remains limited at practice
RBDetroit Lions
Ankle
November 9, 2022
Swift (ankle/shoulder) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday.
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